Scent is a powerful muse. It can transport us to other places and times, and it can evoke memories and emotions that can uplift, calm, and fill our hearts with joy. That's why I love finding fun new ways to infuse everyday moments with beautiful fragrances. And one of my favorite ways to do this is with the lovely aroma of scented lavender sachets!
Aromatherapy Benefits of Lavender Sachets
When used for aromatherapy, lavender can be useful in helping to calm, soothe, and promote rest and relaxation. I find this especially helpful before bedtime, during meditation, and whenever I need a moment to rest and reset during my day.
Dried Lavender Uses
Lavender sachets are one of the easiest ways to enjoy the health benefits of lavender because you can use them just about anywhere! Here are some ideas:
- Tuck them in your dresser drawers to scent your clothing
- Place sachets into the folds of your winter blankets before stowing them away for the season
- Hang sachets in your closets
- Keep a sachet under your pillow to help you relax for bedtime
- Hang a sachet in your car as a natural air freshener
At Willow & Birch Apothecary, we handcraft our scented lavender sachets using flowers from the Lavandula officinalis plant. Our lavender is grown in France where the flowers are harvested to be used in creating dried flowers, essential oil, and hydrosol (or floral water). (In addition to using dried lavender flowers for our sachets, we also add them to our Lavender Breeze soap and Lavender and Chamomile bath tea!)
To create our special sachet blend, I start by making a mixture of ground lavender buds because the process of grinding the flowers releases the aromatic components to create a longer-lasting fragrance. I then blend the ground buds with full flowers and sprinkle the mixture with lavender essential oil to further enhance the scent.
In keeping with our nod to the Victorian era, we’ve carefully chosen a selection of 19th century-inspired fabrics for our sachets. My mom is a skilled seamstress, and she graciously lends a hand in sewing the sachets, which I then fill with our scented lavender mixture.
Each sachet is carefully crafted by hand, and the process is always such a delight because I also get to enjoy the lovely lavender aroma while I work!
What is your favorite way to use lavender sachets? Let me know in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you!
Psst…our lavender sachets also make a wonderful gift! In the language of flowers, lavender signifies love, devotion, and loyalty, making it a perfect choice for sending a message of affection to anyone you care for.
And for more lavender-infused botanical goodies, visit our Lovely Lavender collection!
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